18,19 “There are three things that are too amazing for me, four that I do not understand: the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a young woman.”
Proverbs 30:18-19 (NIV)
Some things in life are just amazing. Today’s Scripture offers four things that King Solomon classifies as “more than amazing.” I think he really wanted to land on the last one especially. You tell me.
- The sight of an eagle in flight. There is such dignity and grace, power and purpose that a soaring eagle brings. It inspires like no other winged flight does.
- How a snake moves so deftly. With no legs it moves so well and is so agile. It is a hit-and-run artist at their best.
- How a boat stays high on the seas. Nothing seems to stop a boat’s buoyancy other than a leak. Nothing from the outside seems to bring it down.
- The way of a man with a woman. A woman’s influence on a man is profoundly mysterious and simply amazing. There’s a way about a woman that really moves a man. She is amazingly powerful. A good one, the right one, can launch a thousand ships.
Let’s pause on the last point for a moment. Since this is amazingly true, let’s be careful about what relationships we get ourselves into. Knowing that we can get beautifully smitten by a woman or have significant influence over a man also means that we can get powerfully bitten too.
Prayer to consider today: LORD, help us to get our relationship wisdom right. Lead us to safe harbor and real reward. We want to experience amazing victory on this important front. May we soar above, move deftly, keep our head above water, and find our way. We want to win the war here. Thank You by faith for Your strong hand to guide us to a good place.